Health Hub update for June and July 2018 
June and July have been busy months at Maggs Day Centre Health Hub.
We had our regular GP and Nurse visits from Farrier House Surgery who assessed 48 individuals.
The professional masseuses John and Danuta engaged with 50 people over the 2 months and provided relaxing upper body massages. Lowesmoor’s Dental Access Centre dentist treated 5 people and referred 3 clients for further treatment.
Podiatrist Debby and her colleagues cared for 7 service users’ feet and provided shoe insoles and comfortable foot wear.
Jack the Therapy Dog comes to Maggs Day Centre once a week and puts a smile on the faces of everyone who comes through our centre door!

Case study – Steve*

Steve* was homeless for four years, following a painful journey of addiction. His time as an addict had terrible consequences on his health, the most obvious and permanent of which was losing all his teeth.

Once he had overcome his addiction the next step to rejoining mainstream society was finding a job. But with the evidence of his past life confronting him every time he walked past a mirror, he just didn’t have the confidence to face a potential employer and the questions that they would surely ask about his appearance.

When Maggs introduced a dentist to the health hub, Steve decided to confront his fears and became one of the first people to benefit from this new service. Within a couple of months he got a new set of teeth, thanks to the NHS and Maggs Health Hub.

With the boost in confidence that this gave him, Steve got out and started looking for work.

*not his real name

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